Jaffa drizzle loaf

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins

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Cuts into 8-10 slices
If you like Jaffa Cakes, you’ll love the moist, fruity cake. It will keep for a week, but it’s unlikely to last that long

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal410
  • fat19g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars37g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.88g
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  • 140g butter, softened



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 11⁄2 tsp baking powder
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  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large egg



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  • 6 tbsp milk



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  • finely grated zest 1 large orange



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To finish

  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 50g dark chocolate


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line the base of a 1.2-litre loaf tin. Put all the cake ingredients into a bowl and beat with a hand whisk or wooden spoon for 3-5 mins, until light and fluffy. Spoon the mix into the tin and level the top.

  2. Bake for 40-50 mins, until golden brown and firm to the touch. Meanwhile, heat the orange juice and sugar gently in a small pan, stirring until dissolved. When the cake is cooked, remove it from the oven and spoon over the orange mix. Leave to cool in the tin, then remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

  3. Break up the chocolate and melt over a pan of simmering water or in the microwave on Medium for 1-2 mins. Drizzle over the cake and leave to set.

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Comments (159)

lesley1142's picture

I used a round 20" cake tin for this recipe and it worked fine. I also added lemon zest to the orange and also a 'splash' of Cointreau to enhance orangy flavour. I did find the cake started to burn on the top after around 20 mins, but I couldn't taste it once I'd covered the top completely with melted dark chocolate which was very yummy! By the way, this cake tasted even better the next day, the orange flavour really came out (you have to hide cake so it doesn't get eaten before then!!).

clareevans's picture

I never got chance to taste this cake as my husband took the two cakes that I made last night to work with him. i am assured by him and his colleagues that this cake is absolutely delicious and from them starting work at 7.00am this morning, they had eaten both cakes by 8.45am! They've also asked me to make two more! I made this cake in my food processor rather than messing about with a hand mixer and they both rose perfectly. Looks like I will be making this cake on a regular basis!!

burrod01's picture

I have made this cake twice now, we all love it. A family favourite

rvl100's picture

I made this cake last night and it is delicious! I used the zest of 2 oranges, and the cake was very moist. I cooked it for 50 minutes.
I used milk chocolate instead of dark and worked just as well. Delicious and very quick to make!!

tinselworm's picture

Wow this cake is fantastic. Took me back to having Jaffa Cakes and Milky Tea at my Nan's on a sunday. My Nephew who's two ate 2 slices and me and my partner finnished off the rest. Yum!
I used the zest from 2 oranges as they looked a little wrinkly and past their best!

sschuler's picture

I made this orange cake today without the chocolate topping. All I can say is this is a 5 stars cake, it tastes absolutely gorgeous and very moist. My husband even suggested me to sell this cake at the office!! Try this recipe, you will not regret! I promise :)

donnabennallack's picture

the best cake i`ve ever made. superb recipe it looked just like the picture. it did`nt last long though

emmawemma's picture

Yummy - and so easy to do. What more can i say?

beetlebug190683's picture

This cake was really easy to make. The end result was amazing, it was mosit, orangy & had chocolate on it - what more do you want?? The only thing i found was that after using an electric whisk to mix, the orange zest had stuck to the whisks, so always check them - because you may be loosing essential orangeness!!!!

julianaiwg's picture

Lovely. Just wanted to also reiterate that the microwave should be at MEDIUM. It was my first attempt at melting in this way, and I had it on high -- it all burnt & I had to start again (and air out the kitchen!). Also, for non-UK cooks, "self-rising flour" is about 2 cups / 194 gr flour, 2 teaspoons / 6 gr baking powder, 1/2 t salt.

gingerchick2's picture

big hit all round. probably will use either milk chocolate to top next time or a lower cocoa dark chocolate.

sparks's picture

Amazing dessert, really easy to make! I used the zest from two oranges instead of just one for a more powerfull flavour. Also, it only took 30 min to bake, not 55. I guess it depends on the oven.

chilipeppers's picture

I m a cake lover and this one tasted so good. It is so easy to do and definitly will not last long.

Hlcrooke's picture

This is really nice. I have made it twice now and everyone loved it. I have also made a different version; using lemons instead of orange and white chocolate rather then dark...I think I liked this one even more!!

peskypeeza's picture

Love, love, love this cake! It is very similar in taste to jaffa cakes, only a whole lot more moist. Have done the topping with and without orange juice - good both ways. Have made it for OH's work a few times due to popular request.
Only point to note is that it takes longer to cook than recipe states but it's highly likely I'm not using the correct sized loaf tin.

goodfoodbinder's picture

I used 180g sugar and zest of 2 oranges(because I thought 200g was a lot what with adding the syrup, and I like orange flavour cakes) and it tasted delicious. Very easy , liked by all and will bake again.

stoofadoof's picture

this is brill and really easy... put topping on the first time i made but have never bothered since. yum

lilina's picture

Didnt have enough of an orange/jaffa kick for me, so i cut it in half and spread marmalade through it. Wonder if a little orange blossom water in the cake mix would help it along, will try next time. Very good texture and the choc works great.

cnoble's picture

I've been making this cake for a couple of years now and it never fails. It's easy to make and alsways tastes great. I use milk rather than dark chocolate though.


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